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Youth Support Worker

Company: Professional Services Group, Inc.
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Professional Services Group, Inc.Description:
This position provides individual skill development and support to youth referred through the Comprehensive Community Services Program and supports and assists youth in the follow-through and success of their individualized goals. Services include individual meetings, structured recreational activities which build social skills, crisis intervention, school support, and parent contact.Salary: $16.83 an hour.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Analyze youth capabilities, strengths, and problems to determine the services required to meet the unique needs of youth.Implement, evaluate and review youth goals in collaboration with team members, youth, and their families.Exercise judgment to intervene as an advocate for youth in school, the community, and during emergency and crisis situations.Attend youth/family team meetings.Report youth progress to the CCS Program and Kenosha Department of Human Services and make appropriate recommendations.Formulate units, monthly reports and discharge summaries per Comprehensive Community Services standards.Organize and facilitate individual meetings and structured recreational activities that assist youth in developing pro-social skills and connections.Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and obey all traffic laws.Safely transport clients as needed.Other duties as assigned.

Must have reliable transportation on a daily basis, a valid driver's license, and automobile insurance.Education and TrainingMust have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related fields.The position must keep current on information pertaining to youth/family needs through seminars, training, media, text, and research.Must be CPR certified.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Ability to read, speak and write clearly in English.Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in establishing work schedules.Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with Kenosha Human Services Departments.Must establish and maintain productive and professional relationships with youth, colleagues, the school district, and other community agencies.Must maintain client confidentiality.Ability to prioritize and make appropriate decisions.Ability to work independently and effectively manage time.Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.Ability to provide culturally, ethnically, and gender-sensitive services.Ability to follow directions and implement recommendations.Possess creativity in identifying problems and solutions.Ability to self-motivate and remain on task.Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures as detailed in the personnel policy and procedure manual.Ability to operate standard office equipment including telephone, fax, copy machine, shredder and computers with various software programs. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status PI177665685

Keywords: Professional Services Group, Inc., Kenosha , Youth Support Worker, Other , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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